1 man dead, another arrested during stabbing in Fort Valley

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FORT VALLEY, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – A Fort Valley man is dead after police say he was stabbed on the Fourth of July.

According to a post on the Fort Valley Department of Public Safety’s Facebook page, Fort Valley Police responded to an aggravated assault call at 608 Hardeman Avenue at 9:45 Thursday night. When they arrived they found 26 year old Tervonio Coleman stabbed in the upper torso.

Coleman was taken to the hospital, but police say he was pronounced dead after he arrived.

According the post, the suspect, 18 year old Joshua Dennis, was arrested. He’s been charged with murder.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Valley Police Department at (478)825-3383.


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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.